Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz's research while affiliated with University of Maryland, College Park and other places

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Pre-print. This paper is forthcoming in Economic Cycles and Social Movements: Past, Present and Future, Eric Mielants & Katsiaryna Salavei Bardos, eds., Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Economic-Cycles-and-Social-Movements-Past-Present-and-Future/mielants-Bardos/p/book/9780367528263
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Recent literature in the world-systems perspective has refocused attention on questions of 'core' and 'periphery' in historical capitalism, yet rarely critically examines the underlying assumptions regarding these zones. Drawing on a developing dataset on the world's wealthiest individuals (the World-Magnates Database), we trace the development and...
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Shifting the unit of analysis from the nation-state to the world as a whole fundamentally changes our understanding of migration. Elsewhere, the authors have argued that ascriptive criteria centered on national identity and citizenship have long served as a fundamental basis of inequality in the world. Here, they develop a model that seeks to ident...
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There are many contending paradigms in the study of inequality and stratification, with little dialogue across empirical, methodological and theoretical divides. To bridge some of these gaps, this article presents and analyzes a new dataset on urban wages across the world. The data provide compelling evidence that national residence has been a sign...
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This article emphasizes the key role of labor in shaping trends and patterns of pica change. The first section of the article argues that during the interwar period, continental Latin America experienced common trends in several areas, including a general upsurge in labor unrest, deepening conflicts among elites, the implementation of new modes of...
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The contribution in this volume by Matthias vom Hau, James Scott and David Hulme offers an important point of departure for evaluating the rise of emerging powers and their potential impact on global poverty reduction. This article seeks to further specify (i) the salient cases of rapid economic growth that have come to constitute the 'emerging mid...
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We conducted much of the research summarized in this paper during our residence as Fellows at the Russell Sage Foundation (New York City). Authors are listed in alphabetical order. Please address comments to [korzen@umd.edu] and [timothy.p.moran@stonybrook.edu].
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RESUMEN: Este artículo analiza los desafíos actuales para el desarrollo de una Tercera Vía de corte social democrático en América Latina. Una vez revisadas las diferentes perspectivas y criticas en torno a dicho proyecto, este trabajo especula sobre su proceso de implementación y las posibilidades que el mismo brinda para la formación tanto de un n...
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Two similar disastrous fires struck concert venues in the USA (The Station, 2003) and Argentina (República Cromañón, 2004). We explore similarities and contrasts in public responses to these tragedies to better understand two patterns of collective action. One pattern (‘insider’) revolves around the deployment of forms of action and organization ai...
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This chapter contains section titled: BETWEEN-COUNTRY INEQUALITY: DIVERGENCE OR CONVERGENCE? WITHIN-COUNTRY INEQUALITY: SHIFTING PATTERNS OF INEQUALITY AND GROWTH? PARTS AND THE WHOLE: THEORIZING WORLD HISTORICAL INEQUALITY CONCLUSIONS References BETWEEN-COUNTRY INEQUALITY: DIVERGENCE OR CONVERGENCE? WITHIN-COUNTRY INEQUALITY: SHIFTING PATTERNS OF...
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The Summit process in the Americas and the complex negotiations around the FTAA are specific manifestations, at a regional level, of broader transformations in the international politics and the world-economy. But in a “double movement,” the global expansion of markets has simultaneously generated pressures that seek a social and political regulati...
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This article explores a promising theoretical approach for reassessing the relationship between inequality and economic growth. The article draws some insights from the influential inverted U-curve hypothesis originally advanced by Simon Kuznets, but drastically recasts the original arguments by shifting two fundamental premises. First, retaining K...
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Contemporary regionalism in the Americas constitutes a complex, multilayered arena for contestation among social forces and contending political projects. Some of these rival projects actively promote the globalization of markets, production, finance, and culture, while others attempt defensively to accommodate themselves to its seeming inexorable...
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Recent studies of trends in world income inequalities show that results differ significantly depending on whether income is measured through Purchasing Power Parities (PPP)- or exchange rate (FX)-based data. Korzeniewicz and Moran (1997), for example, relying on FX-based national income data, argue that world income inequalities rose during the 198...
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Con este artículo buscamos sugerir algunas pautas para el debate sobre las transformaciones de «la ciudadanía» en América Latina. Después de una breve revisión de los procesos que inciden en las reconfiguraciones de la ciudadanía, argumentamos que la aproximación formal a los derechos y obligaciones ciudadanas debe ser renovada y complementada con...
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Gender inequalities, economic growth and economic reform: A preliminary longitudinal evaluation
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We revisit the debate over the so-called "Washington Consensus" to evaluate trends in economic growth, poverty and inequality in the 1980s and 1990s, and to assess accompanying shifts in the theoretical, policy, and political terrains. Both poverty and inequality worsened substantially in the 1980s. The 1990s brought more robust growth, but no sign...
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There have been few systematic cross-national studies of global changes in women's status and gender inequality over time. Our study analyzes and further develops a new set of data on women's status and gender inequality to evaluate the cross-sectional relationship between economic growth and these variables, as well as the cross-national, longitud...
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This article revisits debates concerning poverty, inequality, and development in Latin America and explores a possible "high road" to globalization capable of achieving both more rapid economic growth and significant and lasting reductions in poverty and inequality. In reconnoitering the contours of this path, the authors probe a partial convergenc...
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This article assesses trends in world income inequality between 1965 and 1992. The study first decomposes Theil's T to show that between-country inequality is the most significant component of overall world income inequality, which facilitates further research, as between-country longitudinal data are more easily available than national income dist...
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Reviews some of the mechanisms by which geographical mobility strengthened the bargaining power of labor in Argentina during the period and notes that the relative strength of workers across the labor force also differed significantly. To explain these differences, the second part focuses on the impact of the organization of the workplace and the l...
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To highlight some similarities in the three trajectories, we will focus on transitions from authoritarian, dictatorial regimes to competitive, multi-party democracies, the implementation of "Washington Consensus" style free-market macroeconomic programs, and the impact of recent transformations in patterns of social stratification on attendant prob...
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This paper examines transnational networks and social movements in the context of the contemporary "third wave" of regionalism in the Americas, which we see as a complex, multi-layered arena for contestation among social forces and contending political projects. Some of these rival projects actively promote the globalization of markets, production,...

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... The bottom-up approach has focused mostly on audiences' discursive practices as a way to identify the diffuse support offered or not to global governance institutions (Steffek 2003;Hurrelmann et al. 2007a;Guastaferro and Moschella 2012;Binder and 3 CSOs' involvement with Latin American multilateralism is relatively well covered but the literature is of a general character and deals essentially with summitry and free trade. With a few exceptions (Korzeniewicz and Smith 2001;Tussie and Botto 2003;Grugel 2004;Smith and Korzeniewicz 2007), secondary sources contain limited material on the practical involvement of CSOs in regional organizations such as Mercosur. ...
... This intervention is part of a larger project that uses what we call world-magnatesthe historical equivalents of today's billionaires -as an indicator of epicenters of wealth accumulation (Albrecht and Korzeniewicz 2017;Korzeniewicz and Payne 2018). This project has identified and collected information on the wealthiest individuals in the world -those operating in Fernand Braudel's (1984) "top layer" of the world-economy. ...
... 1 Several of the arguments in this section draw on previous work, such as Korzeniewicz and Moran (2009); Albrecht and Korzeniewicz (2014;2017); and Korzeniewicz and Payne (2019;2020). ...
... 1 Several of the arguments in this section draw on previous work, such as Korzeniewicz and Moran (2009); Albrecht and Korzeniewicz (2014;2017); and Korzeniewicz and Payne (2019;2020). ...
... 804 Lafer (2002). 805 Rompay (2004), p. 129. 806 Ricupero (2003), p. 37. 807 Korzeniewicz and Smith (2005), p. 146. 808 Tussie and Labaqui (2005) The end the FTAA Lula's election signified a shift to the left in Brazilian politics. ...
... 8 1909 octubre En repudio al asesinato de Francisco Ferrer, convocan por separado las FORA y la CORA. 9 1910 mayo Declarada por la CORA y secundada por la FORA Fuente: elaboración propia en base a Andreassi (1991), Bilsky (1985), Godio (1972) Lobato y Suriano (1990), Korzeniewicz (1989) y Santella (2000). ...
... De tal manera que, se puede decir es que esta estabilidad en la edad a la que ocurren eventos como la primera unión y primera maternidad se atribuyen principalmente a la elevada incidencia de la pobreza y la desigualdad en la región, que se conjugan con el bajo nivel educativo para grupos importantes de población en América Latina y el Caribe (Korzeniewicz y Smith, 2000;CEPAL, 2008). ...
... I include the presence of displaced populations in the model. Previous work found that demographic pressures, such as increasing population density, high infant mortality, and low life expectancy, influence the migration (Korzeniewicz & Albrecht, 2016;Tobia, 2017). These would also be exacting on state performance. ...
... Taking this as Marx's defining characterization of his research program, one of Marx's most prominent early followers and confidant of Friedrich Engels, Karl Kautsky, brought into existence the very conception of "Marxism" as a body thought descending from Marx's writings. This Marxism was then codified by Kautsky as an overarching or master theory of historical directionality or historical materialism (Haupt 1982). Kautsky dealt with the fact that Marx's major published work at the time, Capital, did not actually treat the sweep of human history in toto but only the capitalist mode of production by claiming Capital constituted but a subtheory of historical materialism. ...
... 6. Di Tella (1990) defined populism as a political movement with a high mass support from urban (and rural) workers, a mobilization process from above, the central role of (personal or charismatic) leaders (coming from the middle class), a nationalistic economic ideology and an anti/status quo program. On populism and nationalism, see De Cleen (2017). ...